LIVE STREAM CONCERTS ARE HERE!
Written by Nyah Joe on September 23, 2020
Here are a few artist who are going virtual.
As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times.
With venues and bars on lock down across the country, there are plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch, thanks to everyone from Miley Cyrus to the New York Metropolitan Opera and the fine folks at Disney.
Oct. 24: Avril Lavigne is playing a livestream concert to raise awareness of Lyme disease. Her career-spanning set will include hits, fan favorite songs, as well as tunes from 2019’s Head Above Water. “I’m so excited for fans and friends from all over the world to join me and my very special guests for #FightLyme, which will benefit the Lyme community,” Lavigne, who has shared her battle against Lyme disease, said in a statement. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets start at $25 on her website, and benefit The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance.
Japanese band Esprit D’Air are playing a livestream show in celebration of their 10th anniversary. The rockers will be debuting new songs from their upcoming album Oceans, which is coming next year. Tickets are about $14 (£10.99); the show begins at 5 p.m. ET on EspritDair.com.
Oct. 15: Glass Animals will reimagine their live show as a broadcast dubbed “Live In The Internet.” The show will feature a full band performance, special guests and creative fan interaction — all in a striking virtual space. Tickets for “Live In The Internet” go on general sale at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 here.
Oct. 10: The Verve Pipe are playing a ticketed livestream show featuring some of their hits, including “The Freshmen,” as well as debut new music. “This will be a live stream like no other; an inside look at the band’s creative process,” frontman Brian Vander Ark said in a statement. “In addition to playing the favorites and telling some of the stories behind them, I’ll be introducing two new songs to the band for the first time, and we’ll work them out live in front of the virtual audience.” The set begins at 8 p.m. ET; tickets can be purchased here.
Oct. 9-11: Hanson are kicking off their first livestream concert series in October from Cain’s Ballroom to help promote and support independent music venues. The pop-rock trio will be doing three shows each month through January, with each month featuring a new theme. October’s will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hanson’s The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric. Members of the Hanson.net community will also have the chance to snag a very limited number of in-person tickets; social distancing guidelines will be followed. Tickets for the October dates are on sale now; for more information and all show dates, visit Hanson.net.
Oct. 9.: Rufus Wainwright is doing a virtual livestream tour of his nine studio albums in chronological order. The first show will feature the artist performing from his self-titled debut, and begins at 5 p.m. ET. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Check out Veeps.com for tickets and the rest of the show dates.
October 2: Corey Taylor is hosting a record release livestream called “Forum or Against ‘Em” at The Forum in Los Angeles in celebration of his debut solo album, CMFT. He is set to perform songs from the album, plus Slipknot and Stone Sour tracks and some cover songs. Tickets for the show, which will be broadcast at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET, can be purchased here.
September 27: Nonprofit GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. is hosting a free virtual concert with Marlow Rosado at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook and on the website here. Donations will benefit GiGi’s At Home educational and therapeutic programs, helping to break down barriers for individuals with Down syndrome and promoting global acceptance.
September 26: K-pop star Wonho is performing his first live solo show for his solo debut album Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me. The global livestream will feature songs from the mini album, as well as new tunes, cover songs, behind-the-scenes footage and more. The event streams on LiveXLive beginning at 11 p.m. ET; tickets go on sale Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. ET on LiveXLive.com.
September 25-27: The Monterey Jazz Festival goes virtual for its 63rd annual event. Artists will be announced beginning July 21. The festival will stream on YouTube beginning at 8 p.m. ET each day.
September 24-26: Bonnaroo, which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be holding its first Virtual Roo-Ality festival. The event will feature new performances and panels, as well as iconic sets from the festival’s archives. The free, three-day event begins streaming at 5:30 p.m. ET each day on Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.
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